The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), one of the spin-offs of the
African development framework, NEPAD, offers a unique approach to the
monitoring of agreed norms of political, economic, and corporate governance
in Africa. This article analyzes the APRM structure and process with
a focus on how the APRM could complement other efforts to realize the
African Union objective of promotion and protection of human rights. The
country review reports on Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda are analyzed from
a human rights perspective.